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About Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia

Say “I do” to elevated weddings and curated experiences!

The Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia is a full-service, Newly Renovated intimate wedding venue and luxury boutique hotel located in the heart of Philadelphia’s vibrant Rittenhouse Square neighborhood. Our sophisticated spaces, tantalizing cuisine and breathtaking city views tender an unforgettable setting for you to celebrate your dream wedding in style.

Facilities and Capacity

Burnham Ballroom

Plated Dinner: 100 Max

Reception Style only with cocktail style seating: 150

Our premier setting for intimate wedding celebrations features a refined palette of silver and steel tones, floor to ceiling windows throughout and is crowned with a magnificent trio of contemporary chandeliers starring hundreds of light-reflecting crystal drops. This penthouse-level ballroom is located on the 25th floor of our tower.

Tyng Room

Plated Dinner: 40 Max

Reception Style only with cocktail style seating: 60

Tyng Room features the spirited city life as its background and soft seating elements to compliment your ideal set up.

Outdoor/Indoor Ceremonies

Start with a whimsical outdoor garden ceremony defined by a sculpture fountain located just steps away in the John F. Collins Park or exchange vows in front of 100 of your closest friends and family members in our stunning, recently redesigned Burnham Ballroom.


The Hotel Palomar provides an exquisite culinary experience in partnership with our restaurant, Square 1682. Square 1682 is known for their scrumptious American food and drink which incorporate fresh and regional, locally-sourced ingredients in each dish. Our experienced Catering team, led by our executive chef, Mackenson Horebe, will be at the ready to customize “bill of fare” that fits your wedding.

Services Offered

Experienced wedding coordinators are on hand from throughout the planning process to help you decide on the details and vision for your big day and will be by your side when the time of your nuptials come.

The Kimpton Hotel Palomar offers several wedding reception collections for couples to choose.

Package Offerings:

  • Complimentary Suite on the Wedding Night
  • Discounted Guest Room Rates
  • Ceremony Décor
  • Officiant
  • DJ/Live Musician
  • Champagne Toast
  • Bar Packages
  • Setup, Service and Cleanup
  • Decorating
  • Tables, Chairs
  • China, Glassware & Flatware
  • Choice of White, Grey or Black Linens
  • Centerpieces
  • Valet Parking
  • Audio Visual
  • Wheelchair Access

Should you book your Wedding Reception with the Kimpton Hotel Palomar you will receive a 15% Food and Beverage Discount on the following events:

  • Engagement Parties
  • Bridal Showers
  • Rehearsal Dinners
  • Welcome Reception
  • After Party
  • Post Wedding Brunch

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Tom L. Married on 04/30/2022
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Magical Wedding Weekend at the Palomar!

It is difficult to summarize our entire wedding experience in just a few short notes, but we can confidently state we had such a phenomenal weekend celebrating our love at the Hotel Palomar! We had looked at dozens of venues in the city and once we met with Erin at the Palomar we were certain this was the location and venue to exceed all of our expectations. And the Palomar certainly delivered! We loved the intimate atmosphere of the Burnham Ballroom especially that it was located on the 25th floor. Most venues we looked at had lower level ballrooms and this space really embraced the urban wedding vibe. The AIA room was also perfect for pictures! The arrangement that the hotel had with Philly to utilize the John F. Collins Park for our ceremony could not have been more perfect! The location to the hotel and park was perfect and resonated so nicely with our guests and family! It is a little hidden gem in the city just steps away from the hotel lobby! As we got closer to our big day, Erin remained in close contact and was able to quickly and swiftly address any of our last-minute concerns or questions. Erin was always so resourceful and willing to go out of her way to accommodate any and all requests we sent her way. We truly felt like the hotel made us a priority including our beloved guests. We found the Palomar pricing to be very reasonable especially in comparison to the other venues near and within the Philly area. We were able to include a post wedding brunch Sunday morning, which was great for our out of town guests that stayed overnight prior to their departures. The food and beverages including the wedding cake from Velvet Sky Bakery were always stellar along with the service! We encourage anyone considering an urban wedding to check out what the Palomar has to offer. They really made our wedding day so memorable and special.
Madison S. Married on 09/16/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Best day ever!!!

We had the most amazing wedding experience at the Hotel Palomar. Erin was amazing. She answered every single question we had and did an amazing job perfecting every detail of the ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. The service and food were top tier. Jenna, Lauren, and the entire staff at the Hotel Palomar were exceptional and made sure we were stress free the entire day. We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful venue that met our every need!
J&C W. Married on 05/20/2023
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A Philadelphia Gem!

Our 80 guest wedding was initially difficult to find a venue because most locations either wanted a 125+ minimum or were too small for our guest count on a Saturday. We were very happy to find the Kimpton Hotel Palomar Philadelphia offered the perfect location and size for our 80ish guest wedding. Erin, the event manager, was fantastic. She was on top of all the details, communicative, knowledgeable, and proactive. She also had a nice list of vendors to help with other aspects of the wedding day. You couldn't be in better hands and she will do everything possible to make sure your wedding goes as planned. We did not hire a wedding coordinator and while we still had to find individual vendors, Erin made the venue side run so smoothly, none was needed. We also appreciated that she is upfront and detailed in what the hotel can and can't do plus what is allowed in the space. She avoided the bad habit many have of trying to oversell and then underdeliver. The food was delicious and every guest commented on how wonderfully everything tasted and many said it was the best food they had ever had at an event. The menu was recently revamped by Chef Ronde and Chef Moe. This occurred after we signed our contract and we were initially concerned it would be a problem. Not only was the new menu a nice improvement, the hotel made it clear they would honor the old menu items if we choose since that was what we originally agreed to. We were both impressed that there wasn't a big drop-off between the quality at the tasting versus the actual wedding. Savannah, who manages room blocks, was extremely helpful and was able to make some complicated but needed reservation adjustments with ease. The location was well appointed, clean, and filled with friendly and helpful staff. We were particularly impressed with Erin's assistant manager Jenna, who kept the wedding on track once it started, and Jason, who single handedly kept the most important person (the bride) comfortable and very happy getting ready on the big day. We highly recommend opting for the custom couples drink(s). The head bartender Alex was great when working with us on creating custom cocktails. It was tremendous fun work with him hands on during our mixology session. The location in Center City is very convenient for site seeing and near numerous restaurants/shops. Negatives included parking, some of the room sizes, and the wait times for elevators. The hotel is located on a small and very congested road with limited curb space. Parking is offsite only and this makes for a very difficult loading area. Also you should tell your guests to arrive early as there are only so many valets to take the cars to the lot. The building was converted to a hotel as it was previously home to regional office of the American Architectural Association. This means a limited elevator bank and some guest rooms that are on the small side. These were minor issues for us but take it into account so you aren't surprised.
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Erin Schwamb
Erin Schwamb
Director of Catering | Wedding Specialist

Known for her attention to detail, focus on design as well as resourcefulness, clients rely on Erin Schwamb for their own unique vision. With over 20 years experience she starts her process with getting to know each client and his or her personal aesthetic to create authentic and custom experiences. She listens to understand who you are and what matters to you most. Erin leaves no stone unturned, no detail untended to and no possibility unexplored.

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Michael's Photography Michael's Photography Wedding Photographers

This is a fantastic venue to host a wedding or party! It's such a unique hotel, and we love the decor. It always gives us so many options for wedding photos! Such a cool place!

Silver Sound Entertainment Silver Sound Entertainment Wedding DJs

Writing for Silver Sound DJs an endorsement for Hotel Palomar, I have had the experience of twice entertaining Hotel Palomar wedding receptions. This Hotel is very new and has a delightful modern style with a touch of the Art Deco style. The decorum and design is very sharp for a signature event, where you want to impress with very pleasant surroundings. The staff are friendly and helpful, they work in tandem towards a pleasing experience for the client and guests. I have also stayed at the Hotel as a guest, the Hotel rooms are of the highest quality, with super design and furnishings. I think this Hotel is one of Philadelphia's greatest secrets. I look forward to entertaining at the Hotel Palomar again. Paul Evans - President and Founder Silver Sound Entertainment.


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